Title: Burnes, Martin

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 340.

Keywords:post-mortem recordscontinued feverstyphoid feverPeyer's patches ulcerated, large intestine also implicatedblood passed from bowelsulcers penetrated to peritoneum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6002

TEI/XML: med.d1e6002.xml

CASE 27.—Private Martin Burnes, Co. G, 164th N. Y.; age 20; admitted July 17, 1865, having been sick about three weeks without medical attendance. Low delirium set in on the 19th; diarrhœa, which was troublesome at first, subsided by the 21st. On the 23d blood to the amount of two pints was passed from the bowels, and he died exhausted four hours thereafter. Post-mortem examination nine hours after death: The intestines were half filled with a frothy, semi-fluid, bloody mass; Peyer's patches were ulcerated into deep excavations bounded by thickened and indurated edges; the solitary follicles were ulcerated throughout both small and large intestines; many of the ulcers penetrated to the peritoneum. The spleen was enlarged and softened; the other organs normal.—Act. Ass't Surg. George P. Hanawalt, Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.